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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 08:55 AM

Afghan police accused of corruption and child abuse

Source: BBC News

Most police forces investigate crimes like corruption, kidnapping, drug use, murder and child abuse. But in Sangin - the most violent district in Afghanistan - these are crimes that some of the police commit.

When they did go out, what the marines saw was far from encouraging. At one checkpoint, the Afghan police were openly smoking marijuana. Two other police officers, assigned to fill sandbags to fortify a watchtower, were high on something stronger - probably opium or heroin. When one of the police commanders was shot, three weeks after I left, the American medics who saved him found a bag of heroin in his pocket.

But there are issues Major Steuber said need to be tackled head-on - including the sexual abuse of young boys by local police commanders. On every police base I visited in Sangin, there were young boys: some were armed, and some looked like servants. They are known as "chai boys".

Sangin Deputy Police Chief Qhattab Khan admitted this abuse is taking place, and promised to take action. He told Major Steuber: "The kids themselves want to stay at the patrol bases and give their bodies at night… There is no humanity. There is no military command".

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21547542



This is what we are spending American lives and treasure on. Drug addicted, mobsters with a taste for little boys more blatant than the Catholic Church. Young boys they murder if they try to escape. This is what George Bush, and yes, Barack Obama have made us accessories to.

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Kelvin Mace Feb 2013 OP
Hubert Flottz Feb 2013 #1
get the red out Feb 2013 #2
Kelvin Mace Feb 2013 #4
L0oniX Feb 2013 #3
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #5
Kelvin Mace Feb 2013 #6
bullwinkle428 Feb 2013 #7
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #8
Kelvin Mace Feb 2013 #10
closeupready Feb 2013 #11
Sunlei Feb 2013 #9

Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:34 AM

1. Sounds like Afghan police are about ready for the handing back of

their country. Think of the lives and money America could save, if we'd bring all the troops home, TODAY.

"Protecting and Serving" themselves.(just like Black-water/BushCo/KB&R/Halliburton taught the local "War-Lords" on our dime.

Misdirection and misinformation is about all we get from our own government since, 9/11. Six months before we invaded Iraq Bin Laden had fled from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Pakistan is known to have over 100 nuclear weapons to date. I believe America's presence in Afghanistan is for the same reason that all the troops were sent to Iraq in 2003. "Great places" to mass troops and equipment in the Middle East, according to the PNAC letter to then president Bill Clinton.

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:38 AM

2. Agree 100%

We need to GET OUT.

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:15 PM

4. Yes, I was always greatly amused

by the fact that they were worried about nuclear weapons in Iraq, while Pakistan was peddling the technology to North Korea.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:54 AM

3. Hmmm ...are our police getting jobs over there? n/t

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:32 PM

5. Haven't we been training those guys fro the past decade or so?

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:08 PM

6. Yes,

and to the tune of $150 billion.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:09 PM

7. Corruption? Under Karzai? How could this possibly be happening?

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:19 PM

8. Watch "The Dancing Boys of Afgahnistan"

I think it's a frontline special.

The Police do nothing because many police leaders are part of it.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:53 AM

10. I know

It is depressing, and these people, these "leaders" have made us accomplices.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:31 PM

11. Wait - you watched it how, from 1 mile away?

Did you know that the age of consent in Spain is 13? Do you care? Does that make the US or the UK accomplices to pedophilia?

"No, but that's their culture, we have no right to say it's right or wrong."

As to corruption and murder and drug abuse, that has all been going on for centuries. Afghanistan is known as a hellhole not just here but in South Asia and among its neighbors, as well.

I guess I'm not sure you have a point or not.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:28 PM

9. Like police anywhere in the world, the uniform doesn't change the man. power corrupts

The authority of a uniform sometimes makes them worse (power corrupts)

With Afghanistan there is so much hidden from worldview, sexes are seperated even in schools. The religions training has a lot of children left for long periods of time with various religious trainers. Some of the adults may take advantage of the kids.

We have to get our military out of there but I have hopes we can continue to help the general population with education. 'Slavery' is very common in that part of the world.

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